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. that's more than any other county in the country or even washington d.c. >>> last night i had the opportunity to speak with virginia con member gerry connolly about those negotiations on the hill about the fiscal cliff. tonight maryland's senator ben cardin joins me for some perspective from the other side of the river. senator, we're so glad to have you. >> my pleasure. >> we are in the midst of a stalemate, the president holding onto the idea of raising rates, the congress dominated by the mouse republicans saying we want to -- house republicans saying we want to close loopholes. where are you on this and why not have a combination of the two? >> it seems like both sides agree revenues have to be an important side of the equation and that's true. the easiest way to get revenue is through the rates. the senate passed this bill. it's in the house that allows tax relief for up to $250 to become law. that gives predictability and confidence and we can then have the revenue from the higher income to help deal with the fiscal cliff. the problem with closing loopholes is it's diffi
will have to pay more taxes. danielle nottingham at cbs news, washington. >> now, senate majority leader harry reid says boehner's chance has no chance at all of getting through the senate. >>> millions of americans are getting to the fiscal cliff as well. we told you before matt jablow has their story as thousands turned up in washington today wanting to be heard. >> stop, stop the cuts. >> reporter: in the shadow of the nation's capital where talks continued today to try to avoid the much-discussed fiscal cliff. >> now is not the time for congress to turn its backs on us. >> reporter: several thousand people came together at the upper senate park to add their voices to the discussion. >> we are here today to demand that our government works for us. >> reporter: the rally was organized by several progressive political groups and labor unions. >> so many of us are already dangling on our very own fiscal cliffs. >> reporter: speaker after speaker hammering home the same point. >> we are here to fight for a good deal for america's families and for students. >> reporter: that fiscal cliff n
the washington area especially north and west. they are fueling up, and loading up as crews here in central maryland expect to be called in at about 2:00 a.m. to start fighting incoming snow as motorists are thinking about travel plans. >> i do have travel plans, and that's to stay home. >> if you haven't been thinking about driving in winter weather, now is the time. >> reporter: as the state highway administration, laura is keeping tabs on the developing forecast. >> it is never a good time to drive at the onset of the storm. fur planning on driving, keep a close eye on the winter storm saturday, and if possible delay travel until later in the afternoon after the storm passes, or even into sunday. we're pretreating roads right now in the d.c. and baltimore metropolitan areas with the idea of being proactive, placing salt brine on the road before the storm hits what. this will do is prevent the first adhesion of ice on the road. >> reporter: there are travel advisories up in just about every direction could you be moving except towards maryland's eastern shore so be ready. in maryland, sco
something about it. >> reporter: in washington, kristin fisher, 9 news. >>> topper has the first look at forecast. >> we are looking at a dense fog advisory, expanded to include the entire metro area. temperatures are still pretty mild. we've been lucky so far. 53 downtown. 48 in gaithersburg, 52, manassas and andrews. 55, fredericksburg. the radar shows showers in the mountains. they're not the problem for us. they're popping up in morgan town and bedford, pennsylvania, those are thunderstorms. those should stay north of us. the winds will shift tonight, cloudy, becoming breezy with drizzle. fogs about midnight. winds become southwest at 10- 15. we are going to come back and track a stronger cold front for late in the week. we'll let you know if that's the stage for more of a winter weekend just before christmas. >>> coming up next, a familiar face expected to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. >> at this point, all of washington is going to be surprised if president barack obama doesn't nominate john kerry to replace hillary clinton as the next secretary of state. kerry,
, of course, our town washington d.c. this is the 90th year for the event. organizers are expecting more than 20,000 people for the show. we will bring it to you live right here on wusa9. top, what kind of temperatures are we expecting? not too bad but not balmy like the last couple days? >> no, no 70s but 40s. erica will go out there tomorrow night. dress warmer than you think i told her and i'll tell you. it just seems to be colder there. it's a new tree they got within 50 miles of the nation's capital. the one before it a storm blew over. that was a live tree. it didn't take well. now they have a new one. they think hopefully it will take there. >> so it days there after. >> stays there. >> learn something new. >>> we show you pictures from space all the time, but this is a composite of the dark side of the earth. you can see all the light from the populated areas. this is from nasa. it's going to help us study some of the human activities on the earth we don't understand so well and even some weather activities we don't understand in the dark, kind of cool stuff. that's a composite again.
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